North Notes
Spokane-North Rotary Club Bulletin
June 21, 2021
July 9:  Rotary Installation Program and Social, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sandy Fink’s house; dinner catered.  (More details to follow.)
July 12: Rotary lunch, noon, at Bark A Rescue Pub (905 N. Washington). Speaker: Nicole Adamson Wood at Spark.
July 19: Rotary lunch, noon, at Bark. Speaker: Chris Cargill, Washington Policy Center.
August 16: Rotary project and lunch at Holmes Elementary for resupplying storage cabinet items (pencils, pens, crayons, etc.).  
 Rotary lunch: new digs and in-person
            An old familiar sound opened the June 21 club luncheon as President Steve Bergman gaveled the bell – something not heard since the Covid pandemic forced us to meet on-line in Zoom-land.
            And as Steve presided for his last meeting in the 2020-21 Rotary year, members shared memories in the new location – a meeting room at Bark, A Rescue Pub, 905 N. Washington.
            Treasurer Bill Simer asked if the name means people can take a dog home, too?
            Old routines quickly emerged.
            With just six members attending, “Happy Bucks” totaled $60, obviously showing how happy people were inching toward “normal,” whatever that means now.
            Dave Hayward mentioned how a baseball from a Spokane Indians game “fell into his hand” -- well worth his $1 fine for his lucky catch.
            Bergman shared some good news as the club won the “High Five Award,” Rotary District 5080’s recognition of “the top five donors in percentage of members’ contributions to the annual fund.”
            Steve noted that even without our club’s annual fund-raiser, all of the goals for Holmes School projects and other items were met.  He thanked the members for their generous contributions.
            He also commended the membership for staying with the club during the Covid-related difficulties.
            On July 1, Lenore Romney will be club president.  The installation is at 5:30,  Friday, July 9, at Sandy Fink’s house.
            Steve said the club still needs to have a new President-elect.
            Starting with this meeting, members can order from a menu, have a beverage, or do not have to order anything.
            Growing club membership is a top priority, Steve said.
            But summing all of the issues and challenges and successes during the last Rotary year, Steve said simply, “It’s been great.”       
Bulletin editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink